Bliss Carman's Letters to Margaret Lawrence 1927-1929

Edited by D.M.R. Bentley

Assisted by Margaret Maciejewski

Letter 41

The Mayo


2. Dec ‘27



Dear Margaret:


Very hurried. I ought to reach Toronto on Monday about half past eleven—if I read the time table properly. And I have asked C.G.D.R.1 to meet me, as I know he will if he is still in Toronto.

Thanks for letters & wire sent here. I crave rest. Until soon, I hope—



  1. Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943), Carman’s cousin and fellow Canadian writer whose recent publications, in 1927, included They that Walk in the Wild (1924) and The Vagrant of Time (1927). After he moved back to Canada in 1925, having spent several years in Europe and the United States, Roberts resided in Toronto (see Letter 36 n.5), but in the late ’twenties he was frequently away from the city on lecturing and reading tours in central and western Canada. On December 5 he left "for the West, . . . visit[ing] Sault Ste. Marie on the way, to give a Recital there, & address the Schools, on the 6th!" (Collected Letters, ed. Laurel Boone [Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1989], 363.) See E.M. Pomeroy’s affectionate Sir Charles G.D. Roberts: a Biography (1943) and John Coldwell Adams’s illuminatingly less respectful Sir Charles God Damn: the Life of Charles G.D. Roberts (1986). [back]